6 ways to detox your body naturally

Have you ever jumped on the bandwagon of one of those detox diets? Especially after new years because you did was eat and drink? Did you know that your body is constantly detoxifying and they these fad diets can do more harm than good? You don’t need to go on some crazy restrictive diet which makes you feel overwhelmed because you have no idea of what to eat. It isn’t all about food either, here are 6 ways you can naturally detox your body on a daily basis.

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Beat those sugar cravings

We have all experienced sugar cravings at some point in our life! Everyone experiences these cravings differently and sometimes they can be hard to resist.

According to our most recent national nutrition survey, Australian’s consume on average 60 grams of sugar per day. That is a whopping 14 teaspoons of sugar a day! The majority of sugar we eat comes from junk and processed foods.

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Figuring out food labels

You walk into the supermarket and it is a minefield with the options you are presented with. Ideally, you want to avoid processed and packaged food however sometimes this isn’t realistic. I get it sometimes I like a packet of chips as well! You look at a food label and you think what the hell am I looking at! Here is a breakdown of what it all means and what to look out for. 

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7 ways to naturally boost energy

You’re overworked, overstressed, tuckered out and tired because your schedule is jam-packed and because of today’s go-go-go culture. You reach for the red bull, coke, energy shots or copious amounts of coffee to help increase your energy levels. Although these options leave you feeling great for a short period of time as they stimulate adrenaline or spike your blood sugar levels, they actually leave you feeling even more depleted. Here are a few ways you can naturally boost your energy levels. 

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Stressed and anxious? How hypnotherapy and TFT can help.

We often associate hypnotherapy with walking around on a stage clucking like a chicken or lying on a couch telling your deepest darkest secrets like we see in the movies. That isn’t the case.

I chat with Liz from Mind Space Therapies about what hypnotherapy and TFT (though field therapy) are, how it can help with stress and anxiety and she shares a quick technique which can help us when we are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or just really stressed!

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A little chat about alcohol....

When it comes to alcohol there are many long and short-term (besides the hangover!) of drinking alcohol. A recent study suggested that we shouldn’t be consuming any alcohol at all. Easy for some, not so easy for others!

Alcohol affects a lot of body systems and organs, including the brain, heart, gut, liver and it also can weaken our immune system!

When it comes to alcohol we need to consider the type of alcohol we are drinking, how often we drink and how much we drink.

Alcohol depletes B vitamins, Zinc and also affects our gut microbiome.

If you are going to drink then always make sure you eat prior to starting, you space your drinks out and drink water in-between every drink!

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Does one size fit all?

When it comes to nutrition, does one size fit all? No! We are all biochemically unique and all have different energy requirements, health needs and social situations. 

Just because one person thrives on a Paleo diet, doesn’t mean another person will. Personalising your nutrition uses certain information to derive specific advice and support relevant to you the individual. 

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Insomnia

Sleep, the one thing as a mum that I can never get enough of! Whether the kids are waking me up during the night, I’m worried about something or I’m busy getting ready for the next day, some mornings I just want to stay in bed!

While one or two sleepless nights can cause irritability, decreased energy and maybe even increased caffeine intake through the day (occasionally guilty!), most people can adapt to short-term sleep deprivation. If chronic, inadequate sleep compromises many areas of your life including, work, relationships and may contribute to health conditions. 

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Snack Ideas

When you are thinking about snacking it's important to ask yourself, am I hungry? We can get bored at work, home and other places and we sometimes eat when we don't need to. So if you ask yourself am I hungry and the answer is no, don't snack!

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500 Item Hair Test

Have you every wondered what foods and household products are right for your body and which are not?

The 500 Item Hair Test uses modern technology to measure your body’s compatibility against 500 foods, bathroom, laundry and kitchen products, which are found in local supermarkets and shops.

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Tips for healthier eating

You want to eat healthier however you just don’t know where to start. My advice, just start. We have all been there ‘I’ll start Monday” or “I’ll wait until after that function next weekend.” There is no time like the present!

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Winter Wellness

It's that time of year where some of us get struck down by a cold and flu or that horrible gastroenteritis which is floating around. The immune system helps protect us from infection and disease. It also helps us recover when we are sick.  Did you know that the health of your immune system is greatly affected by the food we eat? This is because approximately 70% of the immune system resides in our gut. 

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My IVF Journey

Every one around me was falling pregnant. It felt like some of my family and friends only had to look at each other and BOOM! They were pregnant. We had been trying for 18 months and suffered two miscarriages. It wasn’t as easy for us.

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What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy offers a holistic approach to wellness. It aims to help you on an emotional, mental and physical level. The goal is to promote wellbeing through the whole person, rather than just symptomatic relief. That’s right I don’t get my cauldron out and start throwing everything into it, like some of my friends think I do!

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